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CoD community breathes a sigh of relief as the Black Ops 6 file size won’t reach 300GB

No, you won't have to delete several of your games to make room for Black Ops 6.

4Sh0w9d ago

Cool, I was like wth, even for COD that was humungous!

XiNatsuDragnel9d ago

Cool but still not buying always online COD

Ironmike9d ago

Don't have Internet this is not a big issue no more as most modern homes have Internet

Tankbusta409d ago

Ignorant post...the always online single player is a vehicle to which they will be shoving ads down your throat to try and make up money from the activision deal. These ads will not be in the game while it is reviewed but this game will be full of ads within a month of release

XiNatsuDragnel8d ago

So unaware that this is what companies want is to control you.

PassNextquestion9d ago (Edited 9d ago )

So all you have to do is subtract the file size of the following titles from 300GB and you will have a good idea of Black Ops 6 file size

. Modern Warfare II 72GB
. Modern Warfare III 79GB
. Warzone 70Gb
Total = 221GB

So it could possibly be around 79GB

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Xbox Game Pass is about to get an influx of players once Black Ops 6 launches

Activision's day-one launch of Black Ops 6 on Game Pass means the subscription service is about to get a massive influx of players.

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gold_drake1d 23h ago

"massive".
i wouldnt be so sure of that. it will definitely see a spike.

Sonic18811d 18h ago (Edited 1d 18h ago )

I believe it will see a spike, but I also believe it's going to lose a lot of profit and sells as well because it's on gamepass, at least for short-term. In long-term it might do well if subscribers stay with gamepass

crazyCoconuts1d 17h ago

There are so many different scenarios to model to figure out what the net impact will be. Without the details that only MS has access to, it's impossible to know the net impact of this. Intuitively I want to say they need to raise the price of GamePass but I'm not sure even about that.

VenomUK1d 17h ago (Edited 1d 17h ago )

For this gamble to work, meaning putting Call of Duty on Game Pass and new subs profits outweighing lost retail sales, Microsoft will have to attract PlayStation owners to buying an Xbox and then get them to subscribe to Game Pass. I doubt this will happen to any meaningful degree, I just think the move will kill all the Call of Duty Xbox retail revenue and hastened Microsoft valuing third party console profits most.

just_looken1d 13h ago

You forgot the real money buying this game is nothing to the money they will make on microtransactions.

You can spend well over a grand like nothing on current cod titles.

Sonic18811d 13h ago

@just_lookin

That's why I said long-term. Microtransactions is the key but COD is still a stale franchise

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Eonjay1d 18h ago

It better. For GP to work for day and tate releases they need to increase those subs. I feel like this is their best chance. They also HAVE to find a way to get those console sales up if they want a massive sub boost. So I'm a lot apprehensive about that part.

jeromeface1d 17h ago

They've given up on their console division if you haven't noticed... they are gonna prob go for the hand held market next and release a mobile device that plays most game pass games.

JackBNimble1d 2h ago

I don't see sales going up as long as games keep going to ps5. It just doesn't make sense in my opinion to buy an xbox even if there's a year delay for certain games.

DOMination-20h ago

"They've given up on their console division if you haven't noticed"

I wouldn't be so sure. Sarah Bond seemed to suggest at the Xbox showcase that they were hard at work on next generation. I get the impression we may see it announced as early as next June if they are willing to acknowledge it already.

Cacabunga1d 18h ago (Edited 1d 18h ago )

…for a month… first month is like 1$.

just_looken1d 13h ago

If this was the old cod i can see massive but with unlocks going game to game in some titles ps players with stick with ps versions to a point.

Now on the microsoft side there might be a influx of those like me that are like hey its free i will try it then might not play it after week 2.

I say give it a month or so let the number's show more stability to see if the game pass move worked out.

Also to all those on the pc side if you purchase the Microsoft controller bundle that comes with the pc adapter you get 30days of gamepass.
https://www.xbox.com/en-US/...

The adapter runs on a different frequency than bluetooth because i went from blutooth to this years ago it stopped all my controller issues. Just this month i tossed this bundle to someone i know for free for there pc they got there gamepass card for cod 2024 and the controller synced up 0 issues fighting there blutooth.

10/10 great adapter oh like a xbox console that adapter cant store/run up to 8 gamepads

DarXyde1d 9h ago (Edited 1d 9h ago )

It's too early to know, honestly. You do have people who buy a few games annually and play them for the year. Those people lose money by subbing to XGP, and they have access as long as they continue to pay.

I'm also not so sure people are willing to keep paying subscriptions because it can honestly be difficult to keep track of. Between basic utilities, internet, the various subs you need for different programs (Netflix, Hulu, Paramount, etc), and even game specific subs like FFXIV, it's a lot to keep track of on a monthly basis. You might get those periodic drop-in and dropout users, but I don't see much retention.

Finally, because the games are rented, I would be very surprised to see engagement with microtransactions remain high. For those who do utilize XGP for CoD, would you really see them buying them?

A lot of unknowns.

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Einhander19721d 21h ago

That's what I was told over and over and over again about Starfield...

Xbox is running out of ways to pad out the numbers, can't make games with gold = game pass twice..

Though I'm sure they'll give out game pass with tacos, burgers, shirts, farts and toilet paper in order to make a press release...

D4Damager1d 18h ago

I dont think its fair to compare Starfield, a brand new IP (although a well advertised one) to the CoD franchise. The CoD franchise is valued at over 31billion dollars with almost half a billion copies sold. It has an existing cult following. Its a huge part of pop culture.
I wouldnt be surprised to see a 'massive' spike, but only time well tell I guess.
That being said, for a PC gamer i still see a lot of value in the game pass personally.

Einhander19721d 18h ago

Give me a break, every website and every fanboy on the internet was saying the same type of thing about what Starfield was going to do for game pass.

It didn't happen.

And it doesn't matter, the number of subscribers it would need to gain to offset the loss in sales will never be achieved.

Who's the next studio on the chopping block?

jeromeface1d 17h ago

Was supposed to be "game of a generation" ala cyberpunk... that's all that needs to be said. Two biggest flops of a generation more like.

Rude-ro22h ago

It is a game that is full of microtransactions and season passes….
Do you really think anyone should “subscribe” to game full of content you lose access to if your subscription runs out?
Said people also only play cod. $170 a year plus seasons plus microtransactions would be THE most idiotic choice for consumers to ever happen.
Supporting this would bring so much harm to gaming against the consumer.

rlow11d 15h ago

Have you’ve heard about the number of players playing Starfield? Tod Howard was just interviewed and said they had 25 million with an average play time of 40 hrs.

Not such the wasteland your implying.

IRetrouk22h ago(Edited 22h ago)

It was 14 million not 25, and its played not playing....

rlow115h ago

@IRetrouk
Played is past tense. Todd indicated present, so playing is correct. Unless I heard wrong.

@Chevalier
My bad, didn’t mean to embellish.